Wargaming the English Civil War in 28mm

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Re: Wargaming the English Civil War in 28mm

Post by poi » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:51 am

And Warlord have only gone and upped the price on the battery! Grrrrrr!
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Post by Pauly J - Grimnor » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:15 pm

Another website of some French fellas Warlord miniatures and how he painted them. Very nice looking miniatures.
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Post by Chilledenuff » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:42 pm

They are nice. Look very gritty
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Re: Wargaming the English Civil War in 28mm

Post by poi » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:08 pm

Basing question. How do Warhammer, FoG and Pike & Shotte compare? Warhammer is infantry on 20mm square bases, FoG is on 60mm wide, what does Pike & Shotte use?

As these will be my next build, want to keep them compatible for all three if possible.
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Re: Wargaming the English Civil War in 28mm

Post by Chilledenuff » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:03 pm

if it is the same as black powder...

infantry: 20mmx20mm base or 40mmx40mm block
cavalry: 25mmx50mm base or 50mmx50mm block
Artillery: as required
Commanders: however you wat!
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Re: Wargaming the English Civil War in 28mm

Post by Spurious » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:44 pm

I think I'll be basing the infantry largely on 40x20 bases (easier to fit in my cases).

Anyway, I've finally completed assembling (though still a few gaps to fill and mold lines to file down) my initial force!
Even managed to make use of a few of those spare pikemen bodies to add a couple of Sargent and another officer/guard/whatever appropriate.
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And the colour scheme I am largely going with in progress here.
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Have been considering banners as well, though will need to find out who I know that I can prod to translate a couple of things into latin for the cavalry ones.

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Re: Wargaming the English Civil War in 28mm

Post by Chilledenuff » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:52 pm

looking good. 40x20? different but will make it possible to transport pikes! I'm going with 40x40 but the bases are steel so A magnetic sheet based box is my transport solution!

English to Latin?: Try here:

http://www.stars21.com/translator/english_to_latin.html
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Re: Wargaming the English Civil War in 28mm

Post by Chilledenuff » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:09 pm

So casualties turned up today...17 dead/injured peeps. I may have one or two spare if anyone is interested
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Re: Wargaming the English Civil War in 28mm

Post by Spurious » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:23 pm

I would not say no to a casualty or two. Was going to be picking up my extra bits (cannon, crew, casualties, cavalry and command) from TAG and maybe Perry, so mixing in a wee bit of Warlord would also be nice.

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Re: Wargaming the English Civil War in 28mm

Post by Chilledenuff » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:26 am

Borrowed from Warlord's forum, with regard to the forthcoming P&S ruleset:


rexgator wrote:I pestered Steve Morgan with a few questions yesterday and he gave me some additional insight. I will paraphrase here along with my thoughts in italics for the benefit of everyone else.

1. The Pike Blocks and Shotte "Sleeves" are different units for purposes of the rules. So a battalia could be as small as one pike block and two sleeves of shotte. Standard Pike block is 12-24 models with a frontage of 4-6 and at least three ranks deep. Standard Shotte sleeves are 8-16 two ranks deep. So if we assume a 20mm per figure frontage, a two shotte, one pike grouping of units would have the same basic frontage as a standard unit in BP.

2. A "typical" army would have an advance battalia, main battlia and reserve battalia along with two cavalry wings. Number of units per battlia are going to depend on the scenario and army you are protraying. I am thining starting off I might just play out some engagements where the advance battalia of two sides have run into each other.

3. Standard infantry move is 6" standard cavalry 12". Seems that with the reduced movement, you could probably fit a decent size battle on 6x4.


also:

Sven Lugar wrote:If you look at the pictures on my Battle Report http://www.warlordgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4488 using the new rules you'll see that we fought a a rather nice battle on a 4x6 battlefield. So I think you'll be just find. You could easily do a Battalia box on each side or even more. We fielded 9 infantry units(40 figures each: 16 pike, 24 shotte), 4 dragoon regiments (12 figures each), 8 Cavalry regiments (12 figures), & 5 sakers on the table between the two sides. I think that's a sizable game.
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